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49½ Un-Shaw Island Classic
Saturday, August 8, 2020

Although the San Juan Island Yacht Club has postponed the 50th Shaw Island Classic Sailboat Race until 2021 (let future club historians figure out why it took us 51 years to celebrate the 50th), we happy to host a special and unique 49 ½ Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race which was held Saturday, August 8, 2020.

This special version of the Shaw Island Classic was a pursuit race with each boat's  starting times assigned based in their PHRF rating. First boat to finish is the winner!

Race results and photos are posted!  Race Info


The San Juan Island Yacht Club (SJIYC) is organized to encourage and support all forms of boating in the Pacific Northwest, to bring our over 300 members together to build friendships, share matters of common interest, and to promote safe and enjoyable boating.  Boat ownership is not a membership requirement.

We sponsor 8 or more cruises each year along with the Shaw Island Classic sailboat race, numerous social functions, educational programs, and San Juan Island’s Opening Day celebration of a “Community Afloat”.  Our members cruise as far north as Glacier Bay and south to the Gulf of California. 

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The San Juan Island Yacht Club is located above the Port of Friday Harbor Marina.  Our clubhouse is open to members, their guests, and reciprocal Yacht Club Members.

Bar & Dining Room Hours:
Wednesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Friday 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Physical Address:

273 Front Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 67
Friday Harbor, WA 98250


Karen Rhinehart

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